North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust supports the NHS Constutition and undertakes to ensure that its requirements are fulfilled.
The NHS is founded on a common set of principles and values that bind together the communities and peoples it serves – patients and public – and its staff.
This Constitution establishes the principles and values of the NHS in England. It set out rights to which patients, public and staff are entitled, and pledges which the NHS is committed to achieve, together with responsibilities which the public, patients and staff owe to one another to ensure that the NHS operates fairly and effectively. All NHS bodies and private and third sector providers supplying NHS services will be required by law to take account of this Constitution in their decisions and actions.
We have a deciated section in our Patients & Visitors area about the NHS Constitution and how it affects you.